Wood flooring offers healthy living, sustainability and design.
While the full history of wood flooring inlays and designs is not well documented, gradually throughout the 11th century these features greatly rose in popularity. This period during the Renaissance saw the proliferation of attractive handmade inlay designs carved by hammer and chisel. A testimony to the elegance and strength of solid wood floors is the fact that some European floors that are still in use are over two centuries old.
Wood flooring is one of the few materials that offer’s everyone the opportunity to create there own floor fashioned to their personal surroundings. A material used throughout time in construction now offers a wide and varied choice of style of flooring that can be chosen for residential or commercial property.
The environmental and health benefits far outweigh any other construction material with far less energy consumed in timber production, processing and disposal. With sustainable forest management through FSC & PEFC schemes. Ultra low carbon footprints reducing greenhouse gases and the negative effect on the atmosphere wood is creating a safer home environment. Positive benefits with the ability to trap harmful pollutants like dust and allergens offer healthier air quality.
Wood flooring is suitable throughout residential or commercial properties with something for everyones budget, compatible with most UFH systems, durable, environmental, repairable and timeless. Our expertise and passion for hardwood flooring in engineered or solid structure allows us to easily and intuitively find the right floor for you and your lifestyle from our extensive ranges from either our Guildford or Surbiton showrooms.
Solid Wood or Parquet
Cut from one piece of timber through and through removed as a block of wood from the tree, processed into wood floor planks or strips with tongue and groove edges, either pre-finished or finished on site. Solid Hardwood is available in random length configurations, between 400mm – 2200mm (On average 1500 to 2000 meter lengths). With prefinished solid wood floor, a micro bevel edge is used to prefect the manufactures finish on our wood floor.
Solid hardwood floors constantly expand and contract throughout its life when exposed to increased humidity and temperature changes causing gaps appearing over time as planks dry and shrink, with excess humidity can cause cupping on the surface of the hardwood.
Engineered or Multi-Layer Wood Floor
This comprises of several cross layered sections of wood. Hardwood is used for the top layer whilst the middle or base layers beneath also comprise of wooden materials, such as, a spruce/pine or plywood cross layered construction improving strength, robust and stable floor counteracting the forces resulting in a reduction of up to 70% in natural wood movement when compared to traditional solid hardwood.
With the modern introduction of electric or water based Under Floor Heating systems in renovations and new build constructions the engineered hardwood construction allows UFH systems to be used without issue with simple standard operational practices being observed.
This is the appearance of the wood floor, and not the quality of the wood floor, available in three different grades.
minimal colour variation and small pin knots.
some grain and colour variation bringing subtle character to the floor.
large colour and grain variation, splits and knots giving a farmhouse feel.
We offer a variety of finishes for your new floor. Oil which draws out the natural grain of the wood and adds a warm glow to the surface or Lacquer (Gloss or Matt) creating a rich sheen that is both durable and easy to clean.
Independent, non profit, non-governmental organisation founded in 1999 which promoted sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. Source: PEFC - United Kingdom
International, non-government organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the worlds forests. Founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labeling scheme. This allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products from well-manage forests. Source: F.S.C. - United Kingdom